ItaVero
Contributor Level: Captain

Wine With That?

Drives me nuts – by the bottle wine on board ship isn’t all that more expensive than the average mid-range restaurant - and “domestic” tends to be a particular bargain (between CA, OR and WA we can beat the French hands down). So I buy a bottle with dinner – my wife doesn’t drink – so it lasts me two, three even four days. But how? At home – a half of a bottle of wine oxidizes over-night, and on the second evening isn’t worth even cooking with. On board ship this doesn’t seem to be an issue. What’s up with that?


Tags: wine

4 Answers

JusMe
Moderator
Contributor Level: Captain

There is a gas that you buy in a can that you spray into the bottle and it seals air away from the wine until you pore it.

WeCruiseToo
Moderator
Contributor Level: Captain

I don’t understand.  What bottle of wine lasts more than one meal?  Do you have magic wine? Surprised

BDRebel
Contributor Level: Captain

The crew actually finishes the bottle you started. The next night they pop open a new bottle and chug half of it before they bring it out to youBig Smile

 

In actuality, they probably spray some nitrogen into the bottle before resealing it. Nitrogen is inert to the point it will not interact with the wine and doesn't support the little bug life that spoils wine.

glomarrone
Contributor Level: Admiral

We never have a problem with wine oxidizing at our house.  It doesn't last that long.  We don't drink French wine, ever.  Well OK we did take a river cruise through France and they served French wines, so let me amend that to say that I have never bought a bottle of French wine. 

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